Stop Electing Werewolves

In my own defense, I would just  like to say that I had no idea that it was illegal to ride manatees in the state of Florida.

Giant robot spiders and the many flavors of genius: this off-the-grid toymaker sounds like one of the good kind. Of geniuses, I mean.

Why do we still refer to the “horsepower” of cars? The Atlantic’s “A Brief History of Mechanical Horses” offers an illustration of how people will try to stuff new ways of doing things into old, familiar packages.

Philip Coppens takes a look at the Phaistos Disk, one of the enduring mysteries of archaeology. Ancient cypher, a hoax or fun for the whole Minoan family?  It’s still anyone’s guess.

Purity of essence: willpower and blood glucose levels appear to be linked.  Your sap is your strength.

A lot of  sociology research is done in strip clubs and there are reasons for this, besides the obvious ones.

Kevin Dutton argues that society needs a certain number of psychopaths just to function. Are most in a single political party?

11 Shades of Romney.

16 shades of wrong: did you know that some states now allow corporations to keep state taxes withheld from employee paychecks? That means employees pay personal income tax to the company rather than their state government.

17th shade of WRONG: Victory Christian Center returns 5 employees to work after they were charged with with failing to report child abuse for two weeks after a 13-year-old girl reported being raped at the church by a church employee. The five formerly suspended employees have been “counseled on the seriousness of their failure.” I’m sure that will fix everything.

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science” examines how and why humans become immune to facts. “All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell.” -Congressman Dr. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-Ga), member of the House Science Committee. USA! USA!!!

Could it be that the GOP has a hard-on for killing PBS because it  provides factual information? “My scheme would have worked, too, if it hadn’t been for you darned meddling informed voters!”.

It’s another contrary scientific fact: in actual practice, “pro-life” means “more abortions”.

Bill Maher puts the economic meltdown in a nutshell for you: “You don’t like the way the stewardess landed the plane after werewolves ate the flight crew?  Stop electing werewolves”. When you elect people who insist government can’t work, they will do their darndest to make sure it doesn’t work. Then they bitch because you don’t reset the pins fast enough. Cripes, what a world!

Let me just say that the right-wing bias was there in the newsroom, up-front and obvious, from the day a certain executive editor was sent down from the channel to bring us in line with their coverage. His first directive to us: Seek out stories that cater to angry, middle-aged white men who listen to talk radio and yell at their televisions. (Oh, how I’d love to stick quotation marks around what is nearly a direct quote.)” – Matt Gross, former Fox News web journalist and editor, 2003

Yes, Paddy Chayefsky was a GOD. The following scene was probably the seed crystal for the Fox News programming philosophy:

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3 Responses to “Stop Electing Werewolves”

  1. Jason Alan Says:

    AWESOME!

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